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Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Conrad Leyser

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This book examines the formation of the Christian ascetic tradition in the western Roman Empire during the period of the barbarian invasions, c.400–600. In an aggressively competitive political ... More


The Weakness of Gregory

Conrad Leyser

in Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In the modern era, Gregory the Great is often depicted as a man at the border, poised between the Roman and the Germanic worlds, between East and West, and above all, perhaps, between the ancient and ... More


A Language of Power

Conrad Leyser

in Authority and Asceticism from Augustine to Gregory the Great

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208686
eISBN:
9780191678127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208686.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Gregory the Great made his own the insight sketched by Julianus Pomerius in his handbook for bishops and developed by Benedict of Nursia in a monastic context: that the speech of the ruler, when ... More


Ruotger, Bruno, and the Fathers

Henry Mayr‐Harting

in Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany: The View from Cologne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199210718
eISBN:
9780191705755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

In assessing the reading which went into Ruotger's creation of his image of Bruno, the Bible (including St Paul), the classics, the Rule of St Benedict, and the early Christian poets and ... More


Religion and Society in the Age of Gregory the Great

Peter Sarris

in Empires of Faith: The Fall of Rome to the Rise of Islam, 500-700

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199261260
eISBN:
9780191730962
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261260.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter opens by analysing the appeal of imperial (or ‘Catholic’) Christianity to post-Roman rulers and the role of Catholic Christianity in incorporating such rulers into a broader political ... More


Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany: The View from Cologne

Henry Mayr-Harting

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199210718
eISBN:
9780191705755
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

Integrating the brilliant biography of Bruno, Archbishop of Cologne (953-65) and brother of Emperor Otto I, written by the otherwise obscure monk Ruotger, with the intellectual culture of Cologne ... More


Methods of This Study

Henry Mayr‐Harting

in Church and Cosmos in Early Ottonian Germany: The View from Cologne

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199210718
eISBN:
9780191705755
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199210718.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter describes the methodology used in the book. The book is based on the study of 10th-century marginalia and glosses in manuscripts which were at Cologne around the time of Bruno and ... More


Lands and Lights in Early Medieval Rome

Joanna Story

in Italy and Early Medieval Europe: Papers for Chris Wickham

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198777601
eISBN:
9780191823152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198777601.003.0025
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter analyses the text and epigraphy of two monumental inscriptions in Rome; both are important sources of information on landholding in early medieval Italy, and both shed light on the ... More


Saintly People

Steven A. Epstein

in The Talents of Jacopo da Varagine: A Genoese Mind in Medieval Europe

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501700507
eISBN:
9781501703614
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501700507.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter examines the distinctive and revealing aspects of Jacopo's work and his original contributions to standard narratives. It looks at some of the saints' lives included in the Legenda Aurea ... More


Rome’s orbit

Kriston R. Rennie

in Freedom and protection: Monastic exemption in France, c. 590-c. 1100

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781526127723
eISBN:
9781526138736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526127723.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

A monastery’s relationship with Rome raises fundamental questions about its origins and nature. Exemption privileges form an important part of this story – a connecting link between the centre in ... More


Rites of Celebration and Reassurance

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0004
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The point has now been adequately made that the habit of a midwinter festivity had come by the dawn of history to seem a natural one to Britain, and not one to be eradicated by changes of politics or ... More


The Papal Promise of Protection

Rebecca Rist

in Popes and Jews, 1095–1291

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780198717980
eISBN:
9780191787430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717980.003.0003
Subject:
History, History of Religion, European Medieval History

This chapter explores the papal angle—the stance taken by medieval popes towards the Jewish communities of western Europe. This chapter shows how the papacy sought to protect but also control the ... More


Lent

Ronald Hutton

in The Stations of the Sun: A History of the Ritual Year in Britain

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205708
eISBN:
9780191676758
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205708.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History, British and Irish Early Modern History

From its earliest recorded occurrence, in Anglo-Saxon texts dated to the beginning of the eleventh century, the word ‘lenten’ had the dual meaning of the season of spring and the major annual fast of ... More


Conclusion

Nancy Mandeville Caciola

in Afterlives: The Return of the Dead in the Middle Ages

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9781501702617
eISBN:
9781501703478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702617.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This concluding chapter argues that the medieval Christian church, seeking to promote its central teachings on the eternity of the soul and the certainty of future bodily resurrection, tolerated a ... More


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